Titan TTL488GDO 25cc 1.07hp Bent Shaft Petrol 2-in-1 Grass & Hedge Trimmer
Gave Up After no 2.
Purchased one of these machines on Thursday. Got it home, unpacked it and found part of the locking mechanism for attachments was smashed to bits!
Returned it to the store and exchanged it for another one. Fuelled up No 2 and used it for a short while then turned it off and placed it on the ground. Returned to it 5 mins later and found it sitting in a pool of the fuel. On examination the fuel was leaking from the centre of the fuel cap. In the centre is a white plastic insert that I guess doubles as a breather. On all my other strimmers the fuel cap sits in a more upright position where as on this model the cap sits on a 90 degree angle so will always be a weak point if the cap ever doesn't seal properly. Bit of a design flaw really! Anyhow the cap was definitely faulty so returned it to Screwfix for a full refund!
26 Apr 2015
Waste of time and money.
Takes 10 minutes to start on a good day.
Once running, even when warmed up, did not run smoothly at all, kept bogging down easily and stalled frequently.
Line feeder never worked. Had to dismantle cassette every time line got too short.
Adjustable strap constantly slips, especially with having to constantly unequip the strimmer to repair line.
Final straw today after two hours trying to complete a 20 minute job resulted in me throwing the strimmer across the garden before taking it to the tip.
Never even got to use the hedge strimmer attachment... probably just as well.
Probably had it less than a year but the time it would have taken to return it to the store, get a replacement, bring that back home and assemble the new one would have wasted half of my day. Although given the condition I rage-smashed it into, I doubt they would have covered it under warranty anyway!
23 Apr 2015
I use this bit of kit on a daily basis and it just keeps going. Flat out it will run for ages without having to refuel. Light weight and good grip, easily adjustable strap.
15 Apr 2015
Easy to assemble.
Started with a bit of priming.
Nice feel not too heavy.
Good on light hedging but struggled a little when the going got thicker.
Overall good value especially compared to the other brands. If you need this tool on an occasional basis this is ideal!
27 Mar 2015